November 29, 2022

OOU ANNOUNCES PROFESSOR AGBOOLA AS NEW VC

Olabisi Onabanjo University on Wednesday announced professor Agboola Ayodeji Johnson as the new vice chancellor of the institution.

VC Agboola is a Professor of Cancer Pathology, born on 4th July 1970, obtained his M.B. Ch. B. degree in 2001 from the OOU and joined the services of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye as Lecturer II, in May 2002.

The news release from the institution, dated Wednesday, 5th October 2022 reads” He was at the University of Nottingham, the United Kingdom where he bagged his Master’s and Doctorate degrees in 2007 and 2012 respectively.

He rose through the ranks and became a Professor of Cancer Pathology in 2016. Apart from teaching various courses in his area of specialization, Prof. Agboola has to his credit over 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals locally and internationally.”

 Apart from being the first to conceptualize racial differences in Breast Cancer biology in Nigeria compared to British women, Agboola won the University of Nottingham Developing Solution award in 2006, and the British Council Linkages Award in 2012 among others in recognition of his cutting-edge researches in his area of specialization.

His ingenuity also earned him the global recognition of being part of the International Consortium for Advancing Research on Triple Negative Breast Cancer (CART) with the goal of reducing global cancer health disparity”, the statement stated.

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